Driving In Puerto Rico


So you’ve made up your mind?  You’re renting a car and exploring the Island of Enchantment on your own?  Driving in Puerto Rico is easy, once you understand a few simple peculiarities.  And in the following video we cover them all.

Most mayor car rental companies are established in Puerto Rico and many new model cars are equipped with built-in GPS units.


When renting a vehicle make sure that it is not marked in any way.  Thieves aren’t stupid.  They know that you’re only going to be on the Island for a few days, and that you probably won’t pursue any legal process unless it’s a major crime.  Therefore, marked rental cars are the perfect target for petty thieves.

Roads in Puerto Rico are in pretty good shape, considering that the Island is going through a severe economic crisis.  Most are safe and well lit, with an occasional pothole here and there.


Finally, like many other parts of the United States there is crime in some parts of Puerto Rico.  Where?  Ask your hotel clerk.   He’ll point you away from dangerous spots.  Lock your car when parked and don’t leave valuables inside.  And one last thing… don’t pickup anyone on the road.

And now that I’ve scared you to death, let’s come back to reality.  Puerto Rico isn’t any worse or any better than any major city in the United States.  There’s crime… sure there is.  But it’s a matter of being careful and following common sense.

Enjoy Puerto Rico,

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